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cs i think people are very tired of
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the u uncertainties. >> you never close the book on that kind of history. if there is such a verdict, september 27th we're hoping for a verdict that will start to close it down a bit. >> well, that remains to be scene of course. at present, i think al-sisi's objective and priority must be to get a sense of confidence back among the egyptians that the country is back on track. he will need that kind of atmosphere also to draw his own plans for future. what remains to be seen, of course, is how independent the judiciary will be maybe i should say allow to be in the next month and come to a ruling against mubarak. >> al jazeera demands the release of its journalists who
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have been in prison for 227 days. in june moasme mohamed fahmy anr greste were given seven years. baher mohamed was given an additional three years because he had aa spent but in his possession. seven separate bombings, the worst was near a mosque in the carada neighborhood, nine people were killed at least 43 injured. another explosion happened at a fruit and vegetable market in baghdad. the prime minister nominee haider al-abadi, and speaking of that, nouri al-maliki has described his nomination as a constitutional violation. said it's up to the court to
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decide whether he should keep his job. now to zena hoder. rakes have been taking to the streets since -- iraqis have been taking to the streets. maliki has been increasingly isolated. iraqi politician he even the shia parties are no longer willing to back him. the long time iraqi leader has lost the support of the international community and close ally iran, a country which wields influence in iraq. nonetheless, maliki remains defiant. >> the current government continues and will not be changed until changed by the courts. it is a constitutional democracy, we cannot night a constitutional breach. >> abadi is the man who has been charged with saving iraq.
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he has a month to put together an inclusive government. he faces many challenges. not only does very to ensure that iraq's communities, sunnies, shias and kurds are represented, they have to feel that they have a say in governing the country. a eunt iraq is needed to counter a growing threat from the islamic state group. the government has all but collapsed. the u.s. air force has been targeting that group but resources are limited. those attacks are not enough unless they have partners on the ground. baghdad government needs support from if they are to retake territory from the islamic state group. but sunnies believe replacing a
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prime minister isn't enough. they want what they call a uniquely change. >> -- regime change. >> iranian influence has to end. iraqis need to return to the arab fold. the thousands of sunni prisoners need to be released and the coosh needs taccusation needs td thkushcoosandthe bl constitutioe
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reason he revamped. >> it is all in a way linked. >> definitely. the timing significant. baghdad is not immune to violence. we've seen bombings, suicide attacks over recent months, mainly targeting shia areas. iraqi officials will point the finger to al qaeda linked grupt but there is a standoff in the iraqi capital. he is the man who says he can save iraq. he addressed the nation and said, if you want political stability, if you want the security situation to improve then you should improve any violation of the accusation or . definitely he is clinging on to power. he has lost a lot of support. it is not clear what he can do
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but he does have loyalty among some division of the security forces. then you have a prime minister designate. you heard that tribal leader in our package earlier. he's saying they want regime change. it's not just a question of replacing a prime minister. because at the end of the day, these men need to be on the government side if they are to take on the islamic state group. >> i find nouri al-maliki's position very interesting. we were talking about the same sorts of things the fact that he's standing firm not moving and yet all opposition to him mounts, this international opposition to him or i should say international support for his successor and yet he won't move. >> reporter: no, he won't. he's clinging on to power. other people well say maybe he's trying to bargain a way out to make sure he can have a role in
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politics, a future role in politics or to make sure frequent that he's not taken to court or you know be held accountable for any of his action he. but most iraqis believe that he's a divisive figure. what you need is a decisive figure to bring this country together. here in erbil it is reivel relay stable, but they need support to prevent the islamic state from moving further. they are after the oil fields. they're after power stations. at the end of the day what is their agenda? their agenda is to create a state so you need these resources to survive. so political deadlock, just forming a government is not going to be the end of the game. there is a war and the iraqis need to start.
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>> zena hoder there in erbil. 75,000 have escaped to iraq's kurdistan problems of. thousands of others have fled to iran and syria. malcolm webb now reports. >> reporter: they're hungry thirsty and exhausted after walking through remote mountains for days. these people from iraq's yazidi minority fled when they were attacked by the islamic state group ten days ago. some tried to fight back. >> we put our families onto the mount and we stayed behind fighting. we continued to fight for four consecutive hours until the armored vehicles reached our barricades. >> we were later transported into cars into syria. we pray to god to punish those responsible.
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>> reporter: now they've reached the safety of the kurdistan province. now this is a life line for tens of thousands on the run. other families have made it over the border to neighboring turkey. for now on these tents will be their homes. many of the islamic state homes they ran away from, they have intreaseembraced radical islam. officials say the arrivals urgently need help. >> the majority of the displaceare all people and young children. what do we need most at the moment is food supplies. but as the number of refugees is rising the situation is getting more difficult. >> the first aid supplies have arrived. much needed medicines and vaccines. meanwhile, u.n.
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secretary-general ban ki-moon has urged help from international forces. they don't know when it will be safe to go home. malcolm webb, al jazeera. >> still ahead this hour, smugglers force are venezuela and knowledge argentina, to share their knowledge border. >> cutting edge particle sphirks lab. >> and sport, ten years on we look at the crumbling le legacy, the athens olympic games. there's a renewed threat of fighting in gaza as the three day truce now enters its final hours. israel's assault on gaza began on july 8th and since then 64 israeli soldiers and 6 civilians including aing thai national have been killed.
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1957 gazans have been killed. 469 are children. 209,000 people seeking shelter in u.n. facilities. the end of the truce counts down. jane ferguson has a report from gaza. >> gazans across the gaza strip know they may have a matter of a few hours left here. the ceasefire will run out at midnight. so many turn out to do their shopping. over the past month it's been new hampshire credibly dangerous to leave your home. let alone leave your home to freely shop for groceries. there is a sense of peace here but also a degree of urgency. people know this could be the last day they could go by their normal daily lives.
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>> six people, including members of a palestinian bomb disposal unit were killed in gaza. israeli bombardment of gaza did not spare are vital services like hospitals. thousands of people including children in desperate need for help. andrew simmons reports. >> israel's bombardment of gaza did not spare its medical services. the world health organization says more help is needed. this was an intensive care unit, a children's hospital now totally closed. a bomb went off nearby, spraying the entire building with glass and shrapnel. a two-year-old child was in his bed being resuscitated by the doctor. he couldn't complete the process and the child died. another threat to children now is disease.
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these three brothers are all seriously ill with meningitis and they aren't alone. infectious diseases are spreading with tens of thousands of people homeless. this hospital in gebalia is overwhelmed, beds have to be shared. >> our capacity is overwhelmed. now we are dealing with 120, 130 cases every day, daily. it's -- it's a disaster, catastrophe. >> many of the sick children here are from schools used as shelters for the united nations. >> we have sick people at the school and most of them are children. >> she has nowhere else to go, nothing more than some form of existence, gaza's hospital is overcrowded has drinking water, food rations, some sanitation and hygiene have gone.
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there are more than 5,000 people living here yet they share 15 toilets, five showers. health officials are calling these shelters breeding grounds for disease. >> if the situation exists for longer time we'll go for another health crisis, eis eruption of outbreaks. >> that is one of many worries now. the danger of an epidemic of disease. >> andrew simmons, al jazeera, gaza. syrian government to international monitors, the materials could have been used to create se serin gas. plenty more news for you online. don't forget al jazeera all the breaking news the video on demand all there for you 24/7 at a third person has died of
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ebola in nigeria. the 36-year-old was carried for a liberian. as west africa struggles to control the outbreak, guinea closed its border with sierra leone. guinea basao has temporarily closed its border with guinea. ugandan troops freed sifnl civis earlier this month in digba in the northeastern republic of congo. south sudan government and rebels failing to find an alliance. anna cavel spoke with a woman with six children in a camp for
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internally displaced. >> this wasn't a life elizabeth wanted for her children. when she took her children to the u.n. facility nine months ago they never believed they would be still there today. she can't tolerate they will be there for the long term. >> i will never accept for my children to grow up in a situation like this. i want them to grow up where there is peace, schools and hospitals. that is how i want to raise my children. i can't accept bringing them up like this. >> the conditions can be terrible and the u.n. has been criticized for failing odo enough for the people in the -- to do enough for the people in their care. if the water pumps dry out it can be a very different story. people will often take their frustration on the united nations. but it could never have prepared for this, it had no idea that so many people would come to live on its bases for so long a
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period of time. the conflict in the area continues and people in south sudan will keep looking for theiring protection. >> the killing is continuing. notwithstanding the fact that a cessation of hostilities has been signed. so this security council visit comes as a way as an emergency visit to underscore to the leadership here just how important it is to put together a transitional governing body in the run-up to elections. we will engage reaak mashar as well. >> juba, south sudan.
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eastern city of donetske as government troops intensify their campaign. ukraine has agreed in principle for aid to go through but the two sides are negotiating over the details. a passengers train carrying 200 people has been derailed in a landslide in the swiss alps. authorities say nobody was killed but there are reports of injuries. u.s. president barack obama's promised a full investigation over the shooting of a black teenager by police in the city of st. louis. the incident has sparked two nights of violent pr protests there. diane eastabrook reports. >> in clayton, st. louis county
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seat, demonstrators marched down streets, demanding the immediate arrest of the police officer involved in the shooting and end to the history of racial profiling here. >> i don't want the society to see this as just an african american thing. we just want justice period, for youth, for our people, for people of color, for just all people, period. that is why we are here. >> we don't want a cover-up. we are very, very scared. and very skeptical. we historically have been racially divided. >> reporter: tensions are in overdrive since the police officer shot the teenager mum times. ferguson police refuse to name the officer involved in the shooting citing a flood of death threats against him and other officers. civil rights activist reverend al sharpton joined in downtown
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st. louis today demanding the officer's name and justice for the slain team. >> no one has the right to take their child's name and drag it through the mud, because you angry. don't be so angry that you distort the image of who his mother and father told us he was. don't be a traitor to michaelenl brown. >> reporter: but sharpton was clear. he also wanted an end to the violence and rioting. diane eastabrook, al jazeera, clayton, missouri. >> back for more of the news hour. after this. when you run a business, you can't settle for slow.
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